Protected Screen

Developer: Stephen Colbran

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.1 MB - Download


Remember when you got that coffee and came back to find somebody else using your computer? Protected Screen is the solution.
Protected Screen works by putting a virtual cloak over your screen. This cloak cannot be removed without a password which is set during the setup. Since Protected Screen doesn't use your login password, people in your workspace who know your login won't be able to damage an important document. Since Protected Screen uses a cloak, it enables critical background operations to continue unaffected. This means that if you are burning a disc, copying a file etc, your operation can run smoothly in the background.

We have designed Protected Screen with three goals. Speed, Security and Simplicity. Your screen will be instantly protected once you open the protected screen application. Adding Protected Screen to your dock ensures security which is one click away.

Even if your important banking details are on the screen, you can be safe in knowing that the cloak completely covers your screen and protects sensitive information.

- Automatically changes according to your desktop picture
- Themes can be used instead
- Set a message on the screen (eg Copying Files)
- Instant On/Off


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Charles123456

Do not buy this - This is the first time I've written a negative review for an app. However, this one is entirely superfluous. I want my money back. - It does not work well with the native screen lock. If you use the native screen lock, you need to unlock it first and then lock this, and you can't see the native lock dialogue box because this one covers it up. - It doesn't show the desktop background as advertised. - As another user mentioned, you should be able to have a menu icon (were you even to use this bad app.) - Also the dev has put their credits in the screensaver. So when you lock your screen, it shows the copywrite in the lower right corner. What's up with that?!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0
Review by Angry Sree

No menu icon for easy locking - I would have rated 5 star if it had a menu icon. I already have many icons in my dock and cant have one more. Waste purchase for me unless there is a menu icon.

Found helpful by 8 out of 15 people
Version 1.0
Review by Fergus138

OK but flawed - When this app is in 'lock' mode, all you have to do is click 'Message' and hit Enter to change the message!! What is the point of a security feature if a 3-year-old can get around it??!

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people
Version 1.0
Review by Victor Cerny

Nice application. Needs Menu Icon. - Don't need the icon in my dock. Update with Menu Bar Icon. Overall, Great App.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people